Food Photography with Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View

It was a hot, yet oh so glorious evening when I set out to document another food filled adventure for NomNomJax, Jacksonville's diehard foodie club. This time, the venue was the unique 619 Ocean View, one of the only places you can enjoy oceanfront dining in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

Again, the Sawgrass Marriott does not disappoint, and delivered course after course of thoughtful, delicious goodies and signature cocktails.

Good friends, magnificent views, and stellar service - I'm looking forward to my next visit already!

 Restaurant interiors at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant.

A peek inside the light, bright, and beachy dining room of Ocean 619. If it's too hot to sit outside, you can still enjoy the view from in here.

 Champagne and menus at an event at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant.

A look at the custom menu crafted by Chef Joe Natoli: the foodies enjoyed 5 full courses, plus amuse, and canapés.

 Cocktail photography at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant.

But first cocktails! This beauty featured St. Augustine Distillery vodka, blueberry juice, blueberries, and thyme.

 Food photography at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant

Green everywhere: the green sauce was my favorite!

 Mojito cocktail and ceviche dish at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant

A mojito is EXACTLY what you need to brave this Florida August heat. A cool ceviche doesn't hurt either.

 Paella dish and arepa canapes at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant

A lovely paella featuring huge scallops, sausage, mussels, shrimp and clams and my favorite dish of the evening: arepas!

 Atlantic ocean view and food at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant and resort.

The food isn't the only beautiful thing at 619 Ocean View - check out that view! We were blessed with an almost full moon, as well. Chef switched gears a little on the 3rd course with smoked St. Louis style ribs with vinegar, savoy cabbage, hominy, corn, and pepper.

 Resort photography at the Sawgrass Marriott's 619 Ocean View beachside restaurant

We also got to enjoy beachy Old Florida architecture and parasailing.

Thank you to Chef Joe, Chef Melanie, the Sawgrass Marriott, and all the wonderful staff that made this event possible. I'm sure we'll be seeing you all again very soon!